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everything looks good through oakland. >> busy morning. want to thank you for being with us. >> caption colorado, llc email@example.com good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, march 8th, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. millions of americans are waking up to near record temperatures this morning. we'll show you how the mild winter is impacting our nation's economy. and as the u.s. military explores options in syria, we'll talk with john kerr are rye. i'm erica hill. a teenager who the to death inside a gated community and a man who admits to killing him remains free. plus peyton manning calls his next play as nfl teams line up to sign him. i'm gayle king. the pentagon takes on a growing
problem. young people too out of shape to serve. yikes. when i see you at 8:00, the forbes bill air list is out and we have the youngest self-made woman to make the list. she's behind the phenomenon known as spanx. plus the great tony bennett stops by. but first as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. it's blizzarding or freezing. this is strange. >> temperatures rise from the rockies to the east coast. >> this winter has officially been labeled the warmest in a decade. >> i believe that it's going to be impossible for a moderate to win the general election. >> gop hopefuls reject calls to drop out of the race in the wake of super tuesday. >> i'm he not saying i don't want him to get out. if he wants to get out, i'm all for him getting out. i wish president obama would hand me the thing, but that's not going to happen. >> there is a chance that some power grids will be interrupted and gps service disrupted by a massive solar storm.
>> the satellite images show iran is trying to clean up something at a suspected nuclear sight. it's possibly evidence that it was testing a nuclear trigger. >> thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. i truly have enjoyed being your quarterback. >> what uniform will peyton manning wear next season? >> i don't know who's interested. look, the miami dolphins have a great organization. >> we're announcing the new ipad. >> the biggest draw is this new high definition screen. >> if apple came out with an old potato, where do i get it? i've got to have it. >> mexican tie coop carlos blim retains his top spot on "forbes" magazine's annual list. >> jeks ka simpson is on the cover of elle magazine. she is naked and really pregnant. >> all that. >> looked like somebody might have fainted up here. have we got ems? >> folks do this all the time at my meetings.
>> and all that matters. >> ann harris is not nearly as cute. >> on "nbc 10 news today." >> as you say, blacks don't crack? >> as you say, blacks don't crack? well, chinese stays finese. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "nbc 10 news today." no matter where you live as you head out the door this morning, you can probably leave your winter coat behind. tens of millions of americans will see unusually warm weather today. atlanta can look forward to 75. temperatures in washington, d.c., 71 degrees. here in new york city they're predicting highs in the upper 60s. and it's not just today, actually. we're coming to the end of the warmest winter in more than a decade. the fourth warmest on record in the united states. business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis shows us the strange weather is having a significant impact on our economy. a little good and bad there.
becky, good morning. >> very true, erica. this winter is breaking records for its lack of snow. it is the third smallest winter snow cover across the country in nearly half a century. >> across much of the country this year old man winter has been a virtual no show. from des moines to d.c. and new york. >> i'm almost ready to wear a bathing suit. >> see the sun. be outside without jackets, mittens, gloves. >> reporter: last winter new york suffered under the weight of nearly 61 inches of snow and bone chilling temperatures. crews dumped more than 300,000 tons of salt on city roads. today that stockpile remains mostly intact. >> i've never seen a winter this warm actually. it's always been blizzarding or just freezing. this is really strange. >> reporter: minneapolis has seen just 22 inches of snow. last winter the city got a whopping 86. enough to bring down the metrodome. residents are also soaking up the sun in chicago where the
average temperatures this year is six degrees above normal. >> for this past winter we saw the la nina begin to weaken. the waters over the pacific began to warm up. the northern jet stream was not as potent, therefore, the temperatures were not as cold over a good chunk of the country. >> reporter: not everyone is enjoying the nicer weather. from allergy sufferers struggling with an early pollen season. >> grade a medium, grade d, b. >> to maple syrup producers who rely on frigid temperatures to get the sap flowing. >> this is going to cost us about $10,000. >> reporter: the biggest concern for forecasters now is that the early thaw could trigger more severe weather systems, like last week's deadly tornado outbreak. >> warmer temperatures mean more moisture. more moisture means a better chance for thunderstorms and also the chance for tornadoes. also heading toward the upcoming hurricane season, warm waters are one of the key ingredients that hurricanes gain their fuel from. >> pleased to have rebecca jarvis a the the table.
what is the economic impact? >> the biggest one for consumers is that you're going to see a decrease or you have seen a decrease in your heating bills. utility costs are down 10% this winter. that's a big one for people who are dealing with $4 gasoline. it sort of has offset that. also on the jobs front we're seeing more construction jobs, outdoor jobs are easier to come by at this time of year. in december and january we saw construction jobs up 52,000. the last thing is new home construction. then state budgets and city budgets have actually been better off this winter than previous times because they're not spending on the overtime, the salt, and on as much snow clearing. >> the tough part is you can never count on the weather? is it a temporary boost that we're seeing or could some of them have a lasting impact? >> 66% of economists think this could be temporary. the reason they say it is we're coming into the normal spring and summer season where things are warm, things start to
normalize in that period. also, with gasoline prices continuing to rise, that may eventually offset some of these benefits. everybody obviously you don't know. you can never tell exactly what the weather's going to be. that can have an impact on the economy. >> we'll enjoy it while we can. thanks. >> thank you. if your cell phone or gps seems like it's on the fritz this morning, we may have the explanation for you. check this out. a massive solar storm. the largest in five years slamming into the earth. it erupted from the sun's surface earlier this week. scientists say this cloud of charged particles could disrupt utility grids, airline flights, and satellite networks. in the battle for control of syria, president obama is now asking the pentagon to set a u.s. military option. that was revealed at a senate hearing yesterday. republican senator john mccain criticized defense secretary leon panetta for not backing airstrikes against syria's government. >> how many additional civilian lives would have to be lost in
order to convince you that the military measures of this kind that we are proposing necessary to end the killing and force them to leave power, how many more have to die. >> clarissa ward has been covering the crisis. she's in beirut, lebanon. clarissa, has there been any reaction to inside syria to this talks of military action suggested by senator mccain? >> reporter: well, i think certainly rebels inside the country will absolutely embrace senator mccain's comments. every rebel fighter we met when we were there just a few weeks ago said the same thing. we are desperate for weapons. we need communication systems. we need training. we cannot win this fight alone. i also think there's likely to be a healthy degree of skepticism. people on the ground do not feel like america has taken a proactive stance on dealing with the situation. it's unlikely that they'll be convinced immediately that senator mccain's comments mean any real change to be afoot. >> how long could this stretch
out if there is no military support for the rebels? >> reporter: well, already we're hearing reports from inside the country that they have run out of bullets, that the prices of weapons are simply sky ronrocke out of control. they are not receiving any supply line, any money from outside sources. lots of these individual rebel groups are already suffering enormously. as we saw in baba amr in the city of homs, it's clear without training, without supplies, without money these rebels simply cannot fight or win this fight alone. >> clarissa, there are also the humanitarian needs. we're hearing more about medical supplies or the lack thereof. what more do we know about that in terms of the situation? >> reporter: well, the syrian government has been promising the international red cross that it would gain access to the hardest hit baba amr area for the last six days. finally yesterday they allowed in aid workers from the syrian arab red cross and valerie amos.
she is in syria now trying to negotiate for the free passage of aid workers to the hardest hit areas. certainly there are no indications yet that this mission will be successful. >> clarissa. thank you. from capitol hill, democratic senator john kerry. he is chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. good morning, senator. >> good morning, charlie. >> senator, you have made a number of visits to syria before this crisis started. you know president assad well and have had conversations with him. should we at this time follow the advice of senator mccain and engage in military strikes? is it that serious and is that the right thing to do? >> well, is it that serious? it is that serious. that the right thing to do tomorrow or the next day? i think not. i think you have to lay some groundwork here. i mean, the united states can't just jump up one morning and say, okay, let's go drop some bombs on the syrian tanks. there has to be a legal
foundation laid. there has to be some understanding with the gulf states, with the arab league and there also has to be a better understanding of exactly who you're helping and how you're helping them. i think it is imperative to help. i'm very sympathetic with john mccain's passion about this. i think we all share a sense of deep frustration. nobody wants to be sitting on the sidelines watching people be killed against at thtyrannical efforts. you have to do this in a responsible way. i think the administration is reaching out now. they're trying to get a better identity of the syrian national council, of the leadership. we're trying to identify more effectively the syrian -- free syrian army personnel. we need to get them united. they're not even united with one voice yet, charlie. there are serious questions about the -- you know, syria is
not libya. they have a very sophisticated missile defense system, air defense system, that is, and they have a stronger military. there are different questions about who we're dealing with. let's go -- we're working, i think everybody is working, the administration, the congress to answer those questions and to approach this in as responsible a way as possible. must something be done? yes. particularly with respect to humanitarian efforts. >> how long would the humanitarian crisis as it is, how long do you have to get an answer to those questions? >> well, let me -- i think no matter what anybody does, this situation is unfortunately going to continue for some period of time. president assad is running low on his reserves, on the money reserves. i think there is a building opposition. hopefully we can persuade the russians to join us in a significant effort here. the russian chinese veto
unfortunately gave a kind of get out of jail card to the assad regime and licensed some of what has happened. i think that's recognized, hopefully we can have a more united front, move quickly on the humanitarian front, and move quickly to try to unify the opposition and deal with known entities. >> let me turn to your op ed about mitt romney, the republican candidate. you made the point that there are not the kind of differences between him and president obama on iran. do you see no differences at all between candidate romney and president obama? >> oh, i see a profound difference. the difference is president obama is acting like a president, a commander in chief and like a states person and mitt romney is behaving like an irresponsible candidate, frankly, because everything that he layed out in his op ed president obama is already doing. . so what he's doing is setting up straw men basically trying to just argue a case, say i'm
strong, you're weak, without any evidence supporting it whatsoever, charlie. everything that mitt romney laid out that he said he might do president obama has done or is in the middle of expanding. sanctions are tightening and expanding. president obama has taken the nuclear threat seriously, more seriously than any other president in the sense that he is securing loose nuclear material around the world and set a goal of doing all of that within four years. he has isolated iran. iran is more isolated than ever before. the sanctions are tougher than any sanctions that have ever been put in place. i just think this is not a time for politics. it is a time for a responsible, nonpolitical america united approach to a very serious chal colle leng and we need to find a diplomatic solution. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you, sir.
let the peyton manning sweeps stakes begin. a few hours after his career with the indianapolis colts ended yesterday, the star quarterback arrived in florida where he also has a home. the miami dolphins are one of several teams hoping to sign manning. in an emotional news conference manning says he leaves indianapolis with nothing but good thoughts. >> i haven't thought yet about where i'll play, but i have thought a lot about where i've been. i've truly been blessed. i've been blessed to play here. i've been blessed to be in the nfl. as i go, i go with just a few words left to say, a few words i want to address to colts fans everywhere. thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. i truly have enjoyed being your quarterback. >> with us now, peter king, senior writer for "sports illustrated" and bill could
youer, former coach for the pittsburgh steelers. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> did it almost make you tear up when you saw peyton manning almost tearing up. >> it was an emotional thing to watch, charlie, because that guy is such a control freak that he doesn't tear up. you know, he just gets the job done and that's why it stunned me. it was a very emotional ta. >> what do we know about his injury and how physical he is impaired in terms of the kind of greatness he's shown us on the field? >> charlie, i think the fact is he knows his strength is back. he's talking about his throwing and workouts. all indications are that the strength is back. until he takes a hit, until he gets in there in the middle of a game we won't know what the long-term ramifications are of these four surgeries. i think there's a lot of questions out there about that. right now his health is very good. >> sitting next to me is a football fan. >> married to a colts fan who's having a rough morning today. how does that weigh into though this unknown in terms of what
happens when peyton takes that first hit? how does that weigh into any team's decision to pick him up? >> i think any team that signs him or really looks into him is not only going to have their regular team doctor but they're going to have an orthopaedist and several of their medical staff really look into him because there's no way you can sign him without knowing the physical condition of his neck. >> it's also unknown what you will have to pay for peyton manning. >> yeah, but that contract can be structured intelligently so that if he doesn't play more than, say, a year that it's not going to ruin your franchise for the next few years. >> what three places do you think he is most likely to go to? >> well, there's three places. two places i look at. i would say two. in the afc it's miami. i think you look at miami because of the weather, because of the conditions. he's been in a dome his entire career, 14 years. very good conditions to throw in. if there's any question at all about his throwing, why not go to another ideal situation. miami i would say the afc.
arizona, i think, in the nfc. in a dome. arizona has an offense that also has catered to a veteran quarterback in kurt warner. >> what should be factored into his decision. if you were him, how do you look at it? >> i'm looking at a place that's going to win. i don't think money is going to be a factor. he's played a long time. a place where he has a chance to win, win a championship. >> the new york jets. >> charlie, you live in new york. >> he roots for the giants. >> what's wrong with that? why wouldn't that be a perfect choice? come to new york. play with his brother here. the two of them, it would be a great -- >> to me, again, it's obviously speaking sellishly, cbs, i've love to see him in new york. his brother is in the same city. i think mark sanchez is a good quarterback. >> of course he is but he would be better with several years under peyton manning. >> miami, the owner steven ross has been guilted two years by coaches he has wanted.
he's failed to get either one. he is basically told the people in his organization, we've got to go get peyton manning even if it means going out and getting one of his best friends, reggie wayne. >> it won't be money for peyton manning, is it? >> i think money is going to play a part. >> i have to cut you off or we're going to get in big trouble. thank you. we'll give you a quick look at some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" has a story on the last days of osama bin laden and the house where he lived in pakistan. a retired pakistani army officer says there was trouble after bin laden's oldest wife moved into that house. some relatives believe she was there to betray him. the australian newspaper reports on flooding in sydney after the heaviest rains in five years. hundreds of homes have been
i think by the afternoon we're looking good as we are going to see plenty of sunshine outside. take you out there now. a live look from our mount vaca cam. shaking a little bit in the wind there. maybe some of that smoke from the berkeley fires showing up from this morning. still looks like toward the afternoon, going to see plenty of sunshine. 30s and 40s right now. there is a freeze warning right now in the north and the south bay valleys. but by the afternoon hours, we are enjoying temperatures that are going to be very comfortable, 60s and 70s everywhere. this national weather report
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efighters are still good morning, it's 7:26 is your time. get you caught up with some of the bay area headlines here are the cbs 5. berkeley firefighters still at work on this fire on dwight way where an apartment building burned heavily this morning. they got everyone out safely. some neighbors were also evacuated. a lot of smoke with that fire, as well. another letter from speed freak killer wesley shermantine. he tells our sister station in sacramento that his former friend loren herzog killed 72 people and that herzog was helped by a man who is still out on the streets. city of oakland is suing to pay for vandalism during the "occupy" protests. the man accused of smashing police station windows now being sued for $6,600. more suits will likely come. we'll have your traffic and weather coming right up.
good morning. well, we're following two accidents right now both blocking lanes and we are seeing some stacking up behind it. the first is northbound 101 right by candlestick. we have an accident there blocking up to two lanes. and check out drive coming out of altamont pass. westbound 580 there was a motorcycle wreck right there by grant line and it's really causing some slowing on our sensors. bay bridge, backed up to the maze. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> we have nice clear skies to the coastline right now. we are looking good. still cold outside out the door. grab a jacket. temperatures now running into the 30s and the 40s. high pressure overhead, winds blowing, freeze warnings in the north and south bay valleys. they are gone by the afternoon. highs expected in the 60s and
the queen and katherine, together again. queen elizabeth visiting england and accompanied by the duchess. the second time that prince william's wife has gone out with her majesty on royal business. rather chum i there. welcome back to "cbs this mornin morning". hold news conference today, outraged that no one has been arrested in a case with serious racial overtones. mark strassmann is in sanford, florida. mark, good morning. >> good morning to you, charlie. there's a family inside this
quiet subdivision here both grieving and frustrated. their unarmed teenage son was killed here and what they can't understand is why the gunman is still free when he has admitted pulling the trigger. >> he was lying right here? >> tracy martin's teenage son was shot dead on this patch of grass ten days ago and the gunman belonged to a neighborhood watch group. >> it must be odd to be here, huh? >> it is. >> 17-year-old trayvon martin, tray to his family, lived in miami. he loved horses and dreamed of becoming a pilot. this high school junior was visiting relatives last month when he was shot and kid inside this gated subdivision of town homes. >> he meant the world to me. he meant the world to his mother. it's just sad that he's been taken away from us. >> around 7:00 p.m. on sunday, february 26th, martin was walking the half mile back from this 7-eleven store where he bought an iced tea and a bag of skittles. at 7:17, 26-year-old george zimmerman a neighborhood watch
member called police to report a suspicious person inside the subdivision. a dispatcher told zimmerman police were on the way and to let them handle it. but just two minutes later, six neighbors dialed 911 to report a fight and then a gunshot. >> tray martin shot once in the chest, laid dead on this walkway just 70 yards from the home where he was staying. he was unarmed. >> he was just up here just to relax and he wasn't up here to return home in a body bag. that's just a part that really tears me up. >> when tray was only nine, he pulled his father from a burning kitchen. >> he was my hero, you know what i'm saying? my son saved my life. for me not to be able to save his life is just -- is hard.
>> sanford police have questioned zimmerman but not charged him. he had a legal permit to carry his concealed weapon. a .9 millimeter handgun. for now, he's a free man maintaining he acted in self-defense. >> zimmerman admitted shooting him? >> correct. >> he was armed and the victim was not armed? >> that's correct. >> but no arrest? >> no arrest. >> police chief bill lee says no one saw how or why the fight began. >> is the key question whether zimmerman acted in self-defense? >> yes. >> and that's what you have yet to establish? >> that's what we have yet to establish. we're trying to gather all of the information. >> tracy martin is sure that approximate anyone was trying to defend himself, it was his son. >> why would he attack this guy? he don't know this guy. what he going to attack him with, a pack of skittles. >> you understand their frustration. >> absolutely. i have a 16-year-old son and i
peanut butter paul. a legend is born. critics will say on capitol hill that you want gas prices to go higher because that will wean the people off fossil fuels to renewable fuels. >> how is he going to respond? he's going to tap his strategic derision reserves. >> from a political perspective, do you think the president of the united states wants gas
prices to go up higher? is that -- is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense? >> tell you what, ed, i'll answer your question as soon as i inflate this. [ laughter ] >> hundreds of military officials are joining together to fight a war here at home where calories are the enemy. >> the pentagon believes the obesity epidemic is a threat to our national security. whit johnson is with us. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. the u.s. military spends more than a billion dollars a year on medical care relating to weight and obesity. it means that finding new soldiers fit enough to fight has never been more challenging. >> before the ultimate test of basic training, 32-year-old lisa davenport is facing her biggest challenge yet. losing enough weight to join the army reserves. >> to be able to protect this country, i got to work harder.
>> raised in a proud military family, lisa first tried to enlist last november weighing 172 pounds on her 5'2" frame. i was eating too much, on the go. i was eating out a lot. >> too heavy forearm i standards. >> go ahead. >> she needed to slim down. >> after four month on a new diet, daily running, lifting weights, lisa has dropped 22 pounds. still, not enough. based on the army's formula combining height, gender and age, lisa must lose four more pounds. >> got you at 32%. >> 32%. >> recruiter sergeant laura peterson is inspired by lisa's pro fres, she says the growing waistline of americans is shrinking those qualified to serve. >> have you seen the problem getting worse? >> definitely. the population is getting bigger. they don't move as much. >> 27% of 17 to 24-year-olds are too overweight for military service. over the past 50 years, the
number of women considered ineligible due to weight has tripled. the number of men doubled. >> not just a major health issue, it's a national security issue. >> it's a battle within the military says james barnett, retired rear admiral. teaming up with 300 of his colleagues, he's fighting a new war against obesity with a powerful ally. first lady michelle obama recently announced sweeping changes to improve nutrition standards to 1.5 million troops at 1100 military dining facility across the country. >> we talk about nutrition, we're talking about healthy bodies, but also about healthy minds. nutrition affects strong bodies, strong minds. we need both. >> lisa's strong will is getting her close to making the cut. she hopes to be one example of how america's weight problem can be corrected. >> giving up is not an option. >> not at this point. huh-uh. >> so what happens first of all,
welcome. >> good to be here. >> what happens if they gain the weight back? >> this is a big problem. lisa davenport would be the first to admit, the big challenge is keeping it off. she's going back to enlist next week for example. she's confident she can lose a couple of pounds. if she can't keep it off, she will be kicked out. they deal with this every day. they have to monitor the soldiers and make sure they're fit enough to fight on a consistent basis. >> let's bring in jose andres. he's a an advocate for health. welcome. >> hello. charlie. happy to be back. >> this has been your cause. tell us ha we node to do and what do we need to do now? >> first of all, charlie, i am so happy that the military are getting involved on this. actually, we need to tell americans that more than 60
retired admiral and generals created organization that they call mission readiness. what they are doing is actively going behind congress, going behind the white house, telling them we have to start providing the right lunches to our children. we need the children healthy. so what they are asking for is very simple. let's start putting junk food out of the schools. no sugary drinks. no high calorie diets with very low nutrient diet. let's bring more vegetables,let bring more fruits forward. if we start doing this at the school level, maybe when we receive the young recruits, we will have healthy americans joining the military. >> chef shall one. issues for a number of americans is access to these foods. people know what they're supposed to eat and know how to be healthier, but they can't
always get those vegetables. how is that being addressed? >> well, what you are mentioning right here is what we call the food desert. areas around america where people don't have easy access to fruits and vegetables. this is the paradox of the american food policy. the usda, the u.s. department of agriculture under the leadership has changed over the last few years, the dietary guidelines. they are really pushing for more fruit and vegetables. now congress has to be listening to what the department of agriculture is saying. the subsidies that we are giving away to corn and to wheat and to the other two or three cereals are not the same subsidies we're giving to fruits and vegetables. so we need to be start treating fruits and vegetables in the same way we treat any other commodity. if we don't bring those prices
lower, we don't make sure that americans have access to healthier fruits and vegetables, we are going to have a problem for the years to come. so we need to change today. >> whit, the military pervasively across the board is seriously committed to this? >> very committed. in fact, they're taking the lead on this. i was talking about with first lady's michelle obamas office and they say dod cares deeply about this. they have a new campaign hoping to unveil in the next five months or so. again, the dod has limits. everybody knows, everybody agrees that the real issue is childhood obesity. while the dod is implementing programs and better nutrition for some of the soldiers who are already in, what do you do for those in the future armed services. that's why they're trying to get the word out, working with michelle obama and retired generals to implement some of these programs. >> got to start young.
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yahoo is one of the most recognized names on the internet. but when the site first went live, it had a different name. the founders actually called it jerry and david's guide to the worldwide web. yahoo, little easier to say. thanks to our friends at mental floss for that. good choice. gayle king a look at what's coming up. he made headlines on the field as a star player for the miami dolphins but marshall thought he had anger management problems. he's here to talk about the diagnosis of what he really has. she turned a slimming idea into a big fat success. the creator of spanx, cara blakely. every mommy noah dors you and wears them. self-made billionaire.
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ll conduct an audit good morning. it's 7:56. i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. california are audit san jose's finances. this was approved by the legislative audit committee yesterday. several silicon valley lawmakers requested the audit over the controversy over the city employee pension system. in oakland, the city council, the president there ignacio de la fuente says he is ready to run for mayor if there is an election to recall mayor jean quan. the two have been at odds over public safety issues. recall petitioners have until july to gather enough signatures to force a recall election. and we'll have an update of your traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,
good morning. first we have a mass transit note. there are about 15-minute bart delays right now from the east bay into downtown san francisco. the delays begin at the west oakland bart station. and again all stops heading into downtown san francisco and millbrae are about 15 minutes behind schedule. elsewhere to the south bay now we have a lot of slow traffic coming out of downtown san jose on 280. we had an earlier accident approaching winchester. it's now cleared to the shoulder. but traffic is really stacked up towards the downtown oakland exits. speak of oakland, here's live look at the nimitz where it's stop and go towards downtown. here's lawrence. >> all right. lots of sunshine around the bay area now temperatures going to warm up very nicely outside. cold start to the day though. many of the valleys starting out in the 30s and 40s. hazy sunshine over the bay. but we are in for a spectacular day. temperatures right now 30s and 40s. looks like by the afternoon, though, we will warm up nicely. 60s and some 70s. it looks like more of that nice weather on the way for tomorrow. rain on sunday.
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three weddings in one day. i'm going to be in spanx for 12 hours. i elastic line is going to get infected again. >> shoes and spanx. i triple spank. >> that's why you need baby spanx. the super elastic shapewear that smoothes out your baby's unslightly bumps and bulgs. >> i've got my spanx on. >> you have one of the best bodies here. he's wearing spanx. >> i know the jokes go on and on. guess what? some of us are wearing spanx too! it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> and i'm charlie rose with erica hill. forbes magazine new list of
billionaires highlights one of its newest names. sara blakely, the inventor of spanx. >> she is the youngest woman to make the forbes list on her own with no help from a husband or an inheritance. >> sara blakely's slimming undergarments have done countless wonders for women and obviously her bottom line too. hello to you, sara blakely. >> good morning. >> congratulations! i know when sara sat down, she said, charlie, i'm going to make you blush. charlie, do you have anybody idea what it is? >> no, i don't. really did not know. but congratulations. i just never have seen the two of them so enthusiastic about somebody that they wanted to pay homage to. so explain to me what has all these people atwitter. >> thank god for panty lines because that's how it all started. you had an unsightly panty line and so you did what? >> i basically didn't like the
way my own rear end looked in white pants. i don't know if this has happened to you, charlie, but it's a real problem for women. i couldn't figure out what to wear under my clothes. the body shapers were too thick at the time. it almost felt like wearing workout clothes. so i cut the feet out of control panty hose and realized it was perfect and the hosiery material was thin enough. >> i only wish you had come to me and said i need a little money. >> number one, you're the second cover on forbes magazine. that's very cool. you're the second cover, which is a big deal. "forbes" magazine. >> it reminds me of going into the mall and you see the every ti it,azine cover. >> it makes me feel like -- > what's so amazing is that you t. this with no advertisement.
>> can you imagine, no advertising whatsoever. sh shapewear wasn't the most the name spanxt to talk about. umor andthe name spanx brought itor and life to it. then all of a sudden celebriti s celebrities -- gwyneth paltrow was the first one to say she had it's bee 's been the . we never formally advertised. we >> wait a second, you never gave up. think this comes, if i read raged youectly, from your dad who encouraged you to fail. >> he did. my dad growing up edge couraged what diy brother at the dinner table, he would say, what did somethingt this week? if we didn't have something to tell him, he would say, that's so it train twould come home and say, dad i tried out for this and would defin was horrible. held say that's great and then high-fived me.
>> no risk no gain. >> right. it changed my thinking. it was a big gift given to me early on. >> sarah is happily married and you have a son who is 2. >> yes. i think it is interesting for your who are very successful to be involved in relationships. when you and your husband started dating, he didn't know how much you made. you had to say to him what? bout was so nervous about it. ad about telling him that i have a lot of money. re as uncomfortable about that. 0 to 40 days before we were toting married, i said, i restaurant. to talk to you. we were at a restaurant and he's hinking is? i said, i think that spanx and i make more money than you think i weddin he's like, that's it? and i than you ttalked to him about i. >> how much did he think you made? >>less. >> p withes filled up with tears
and he said, sarah, it couldn't have happened to a nicer person. o change in the relationship. u've meth a cool guy. ell ust a guy. can thius about the future. what can this all become? akei'm inspired to make things ing acomfortable and feel like ow thinghas been really paying a lot of attention how things look just with a little more attention you comfalso make them comfortable. peninghink that's been happening se ma long time because most of the people making the fashion likepending all day in them, so re ike the women are getting more involved, especially in the shapewear. so spanx just created madershirts for men, charlie. we have come out with spanx for men. it is anticwear, better fitting activewear that make women loo activewear that make you look slimmer at the gym. swimwear, i'm inspired to make spanx a life style brand and gories. er the different categories. ween new york there's a summit this week, and it's about women
stores from around the world. y?at does your story say? > well, first of all, i'm grateful i'm a woman in america. i have always had that gratitude that i had the opportunity to so i pursue my potential, so my story says when women are given the chance and the opportunity we can achieve a lot. we we deliver. we can make the world a better pl place one butt at a time. >> did anybody but your father make a difference in this journey you have take than has led to great results and in terms of y terms of you handling it so well? >> my mom, she's an artist, so i ative sidreative side from her. verylose to my grandmother, nanny, i had a wonderful family, trah winfrey has always been an tspiration to me and wane zyer, i've been listening to his tapes since i was 16 years old. t many people say since becoming enormously rich, they
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them, got them back out and helped rescue the dolphins. nice work there. >> i always like when that happens. as we looked around the web this morning, we found a few reaches to make a long story short. whitney houston's will has been released. she left everything she had to her daughter, bobbi kristina. we don't know exactly what the 19-year-old girl will get, but houston's money is in a trust, which means bobbi kristina won't receive any of it until her 30th birthday. bobby brown, by the way, her ex-husband, received nothing. in britain, the guardian reports employees at an abercrombie and fitch store in milan, italy, had to work off their mistake. male employees were forced to do ten pushups every time they messed up. female workers had to do ten squat thrusts. by the way, who knew there was abercrombie and fitch in milan. heads up, married people. according to the multi view.com, march is a big month for
divorce. more couples file for divorce in march than any other month. and the internet searches for the term "divorce" also hit a peak in the month of month. erica, everything okay at home? >> everything is great, but thank you for asking. the huffington post has a list of the healthiest cities according to foursquare. number one on the list, honolulu. gayle, i think we should check that out for ourselves. >> i'm game. always game. a lesson on the power of social media, daily.com focuses on all the websites. it posted a video of a ugandan war lord. the video has gotten millions of hits because of a campaign to try to get him arrested and tried as a war criminal. as we mentioned earlier, apple just introduced the new ipad with a better camera, a crispier screen -- crisper screen. >> it's delicious. >> wall street is not impressed. apple stock gained only 43 cents
yesterday and that is long story short. i swear it seems like we just got the apple 2 yesterday. let's go back to joseph kony for just a sec. that website is now up to 26 million views, mainly because of the guy, jason russell, who did a documentary while teaching his own son about how bad this guy is. so 26 million people and the hope is yesterday when i went to the game change premiere, everybody was talking about that on the red carpet. the hope is there will be enough awareness that people will do something about it. >> atrocity is almost an understatement in terms of what's going on there. >> once again, power of social media. we have heard many times alzheimer's disease is becoming an epidemic but we can all do things to fight it off and we will show you how. you're watching "cbs in morning." this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by green mountain coffee. a revelation in every cup.
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alzheimer's disease takes a terrible toll, robbing patients of their memory, their minds and ultimately their life. a new report says it will cost the u.s. $200 billion, 200 billion with a b, this year alone. more than 5 million americans now have alzheimer's. >> dr. gary small director of the longevity center has a new plan to fight it. his book, the alzheimer's prevention program, keep your brain healthy for the rest of your life. good morning. >> good morning. >> can we just say, charlie, before you start, you're the only one at the table who said that's a beautiful brain scan. have you ever heard those words? >> that was a first. i hadn't looked at it. i didn't know what he was talking about. we don't have a brain scan here. i thought it was something i didn't know. obviously the idea that we can do something to prevent alzheimer's is good news for lots of people because of the
overwhelming number of statistics we see because of living longer and secondly, the amount of money being spent to try to find some kind of cure and/or prevention. >> we have 80 million baby boomers who just last year started turning 65. so we have a wave of people who are at risk. age is a single greatest risk factor and people are concerned about their everyday memories, what they can do about it. if we just took 1% of the $200 billion we're spending each year, that would make a big difference. that would be $2 billion for alzheimer's research. right now we're spending $6 billion on cancer research. we really need to invest more in research to find a cure. but while we're waiting for science to catch up, there is something we can do. genetics accounts for only part of the risk for developing alzheimer's disease. that means that nongenetic factors, brain healthy lifestyles, decisions we make
every day can have an impact on how our brains age. possibly delay the onset of symptoms. >> we should be doing what? >> we should be doing physical exercise, we should be doing mental exercise. eat a brain healthy diet, manage our stress. when we combine these strategies, the science tells us that there's a possibility we can delay the onset of symptoms. maybe one, two, four or more years. for many people that would mean never getting the symptoms in their life. >> some people have said and argued that one of the tranl disof always mimers is by the time you recognize you have, it's too late to delay it. >> scientists are trying to develop treatments that will protect a rehealthy brain rathe than try to repair brain cells once they've died. that's our strategy at ucla. many people are using that strategy and that's the strategy
of the alzheimer's prevention program, to engage in brain healthy lifestyles to protect a healthy brain. so simple things. like taking a brisk walk every day. 20, 30 minutes a day. >> most people can do that. i'm more knocked out by the numbers that you brought. the millions and mms illions of dollars. why does it cost so much? >> you have so many people, 5.4 million people with alzheimer's disease in this country. 10, 20 million with mild cognitive impairment at risk. care-givers have to take care of them. they use up more medicare dollars. more likely to end up in the emergency room, not follow their medical illnesses. there's lots of complications to the illness. it means that we really have to be aggressive about this disease and do something about it. >> great to see you. thank you so much. wise words for those people faced with what many people think is an incpefully we're cl.
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tore through an apartment in good morning. it's 8:25. get you call up with some of the bay area headlines now. a two-alarm fire tore through an apartment building this morning. this is in berkeley. it started just after 4:00 on white way just south of uc- berkeley four blocks from the cam pause on dwight way. the flames went through three floors and the roof. everyone who lived there got out safely including students. there is a police manhunt in solano county for the gunman who killed a bay area teen, one of two people killed in fairfield yesterday. police say both were shot near the parkway gardens condominium complex. witnesses saw the suspect running away from that area with a black handgun. and the reward more now doubled to help catch vandals who damaged a richmond
elementary school school. last night the west contra costa school board agreed to match the $10,000 reward offered by the police. vandals caused nearly a million dollars worth of damage to the elementary school last month. we'll have an update on your traffic and weather coming right up. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids?
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conditions on highway 4. eastbound stall by loveridge so slow traffic in both directions. and then even in pittsburg westbound 4 sluggish. coming out of downtown san jose, northbound 280 by winchester an accident there cleared. 880 not much better nimitz backed up past the coliseum towards downtown oakland and at the bay bridge stacked up still into the macarthur maze. 20 minutes to get on the span. that's traffic. for your forecast here's lawrence. >> a lot of sunshine around the bay area all the way to the coastline. the offshore winds are blowing and looks like high pressure is sitting overhead to combine to warm the temperatures up nicely. still a little chilly outside. 30s and 50s right now. but by the afternoon, that ridge will bring plenty of sunshine all the way to the coastline. 60s at the beaches. even some low 70s showing up in some of the valleys so should be some spectacular weather ahead. next couple of days, probably the nicest of the week as we are going to see above normal temperatures, beautiful weather on friday.
star receiver brandon marshall. >> best known as one of the nfl's bad boys off the field. been arrested for drunk driving, domestic violence issues and for years called an underachiever. borderline personality disorder explains much of his behavior. >> he finished the 2011 as mvp of the pro bowl after finishing his treatment. brandon marshall, we welcome you. listen, the story on you was not so good for a long time. he was very angry, has a screw loose, what's wrong with him. did you think that you had a problem? >> at first, no. it was a lot of rectifying and defensiveness. >> did you think i'm just mad? >> honestly, you know, i didn't know what was going on. at first, it was pointing the finger at everyone else. and it wasn't until this past off season that i finally
recognized, got the proper help that there was some things that i needed to change and work on. >> what did they tell you borderline personality disorder was or is? >> it's an emotional disorder. it's highly stigmatized. one of the most stigmatized disorders out there but most treatable. clinicians and professionals are scared of it because they're not trained properly and it's an emotional disorder. with the proper help and skills, you can live an effective healthy life. >> tell us what you were like. i really want to know what you were like. >> basically, there was no filter. you know, my nickname -- i would disagree with you, i wouldn't say i was an underachiever. that's one of the things -- >> in my introduction. at a pro bowl, broke a few records. one of the highest paid -- >> i stand corrected. >> to say this, with all of that said, you know, off the field
things are just in shambles. you know, my nickname i received the nickname the beast and you got to have a switch. you have to be able to turn that light switch off when you walk off the field and i was the beast on the field and off. >> then you were diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and you're campaigning now to create awareness about it. >> yeah. >> what do you have to do now that you know you have this condition? >> well, the thing is, i went through intensive program, intensive treatment last year. >> you went through therapy, didn't you? >> we should really talk about that. because it's very unusual for black men in particular to admit that they have a problem. to seek out therapy and you're publicly saying, i needed treatment, i went to therapy. >> yeah. that process was kind of difficult for me in two ways. it was very exciting time of my life because i truly believed
that i'm not here on this earth just to catch passes and break records. i'm here to use my celebrity and this platform to be a voice. and you know, to go public and to make my situation more vulnerable was very scary. but so far, we have helped thousands of people and we're excited about it and we look forward to moving on. >> she raises a good point. what about other players, how have they responded to the fact that you're out front? >> like gayle said, therapy was huge for me. it not only gave me a different perspective on myself and life but also, you know, being able to help others. other players. there's been referees that pulled me to the side before the game that talked to me about issues with their wife or themselves or -- >> pulling you aside, saying,
hey, thank you for speaking out i got the same problem. >> yeah. we've gotten calls out of facility if hall of fame players and guys around the league that may be in the same situation or maybe need a direction to work towards and getting help for a family member or themselves. >> i want to talk about the status of your marriage. because it was widely reported there was a domestic incident at your house. your wife stabbed you and was charged with stabbing you. but she is here today. >> yes. >> she's here today. it says to me that the two of you have worked it out. >> well, yes. >> how are you two navigating? >> that was reported that it was a stabbing. that's what the police report said. but like i said, it's not about a single incident. the entirety of this situation, you know, my wife is an amazing woman. like you say, she's here today. she's still beside me because she took a lot of -- she took a
lot from the media and our community and made her look to be a bad person. it was me. >> you want to correct that. >> i want to correct that. my wife, with this disorder, it's not just the patient ho suffers, it's the families. the circle. it's the friends. >> i am still trying to figure out exactly what it is, though, charlie. do you -- i still don't understand what you do or how you behave. i'm trying to figure out exactly what it is. >> borderline personality disorders presents itself in hundreds of ways. my story is different than everyone else's. for me, you know, there was a lot of isolation, there was some depression. i couldn't regulate my emotions. like i said, i was a beast on the field and a beast off the field. >> speaking of a beast on the field, what can you tell us about this bounty business? >> the bounty business?
you know what, it's football. there is a fraternity, there's a brotherhood where you want to protect guys because we're fighting for the same reason. we're fighting for guys that came before us and after us. but you want to protect each other. but at the same time, you know, it's a violent game. like i said, i've said before -- >> you're an offensive player we should point out. >> the best ones, they have that knack for contact. >> peyton manning, how bad do you want peyton manning to be there and how bad would you like to have -- to know that if in fact you go out to do your pattern, one of the great players could put it in your hands? >> well, it would be a privilege to play with a quarterback, better yet a person -- >> my guess is it would be better than a privilege. >> we have a quarterback under contract now. >> with great respect to him, of course. tell me this. to be a wide receiver, the quarterback has to put the ball
where you're going to be, not where you are. >> yeah. >> are those passes really hard? do they just float into your hands? >> you know, depends. depends on the quarterback. you got guys like jay cutler who may break a finger every once in a while and you got guys like pennington who is going to place it in your hand like it was a loaf of bread. >> we would prefer the floating loaf of bread. thanks for speaking, brandon. >> thank you for speaking out. >> very nice to meet you. it is a great day in studio 57. we've had sarah,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,
tramp ♪ >> wow. don't we like the two of them together. y'all go first. yes we do. tony bennett and lady gaga. he's been delighting audiences for more than 60 years. and he's still making great music. >> muj success he is with duets ii. he released a new version, the great performances on dvd. welcome. great to see you. >> thank you very much. good to see you. >> pleasure is ours. i promise you. thank you. the pleasure is ours. how do you do it? >> i love what i do. >> still, tony. >> i'm never going to retire. i really am interested in learning all the time. and i love what i do. i love entertaining an audience and making them feel good. >> are you still learning? you're tony bennett and people are trying to be tony bennett.
what more do you want to learn? that's a better question. >> there's a lot. >> there's a lot. >> this is of curious man, i can tell you all the conversations. how much of what you have is for lack of a better word got god given and how much is someone who wanted to express himself and use what skills he had. >> i had a wonderful upbringing with an italian american family during the depression and everybody stayed close to one another. all my aunt and uncles and nephews and nieces and they would encourage us, you know. they told me that i was a good singer and look at how he paints and so i'm very -- remember very clearly saying this is this is -- they created a passion in me. i said this is who i am. and i've always had this passion
throughout my life to keep improving. >> was it sinatra who said you had great pipes? >> yeah, yeah. >> i think -- >> it was a great compliment. changed my whole career. >> he said that? >> all his fans said -- what he was saying and i've been sold out ever since all over the world. >> this isn't what's so fascinating to me tony, you're with gaga, john mayer. your voice goes with everybody. i was thinking how would that work. >> your voice goes with everybody. >> you need a contrast. it's easy to do duets with ladies because you can hear the difference in the voices. ranges and all. it's a lot of fun because as duets i went into millions of records and now this one is doing the same thing. >> with willie nelson.
i love the willie nelson track. you and willie nelson. i would have never thought of that. >> what i like about it is, looking back at the project, it's the first time that young people are singing intelligent, popular music, classical songs, great american song book. it's the first time they just -- not just following your passion and get louder than the next person and all that. it got back to just singing good songs and i can't believe what a good job they all did. >> are there people you've always wanted to sing with? >> a lot of them. >> a lot of them are on this duet i and ii. >> right. >> what do you look for? what kind of thing makes it best to engage in a duet with? >> a contrast. >> the contrast you said, yeah. >> the two different voices. so that the public will know who is singing it at what time. >> you can always tell. >> the difference. >> he still paints every day
too. >> we think alike. you mentioned painting. >> every day. >> what does it mean to you, tony? >> i'm in three major museums now. i have three in the smithsonian shall the butler institute and the all-american museum in youngstown, ohio has my painting in there. >> he doesn't paint under the name tony bennett. >> no. it's benedetto. bob hope gave me my name tony bennett. >> is that right? >> how did that happen? >> i was actually on an amateur show with rosemary clooney and we both started out. we -- he came in first, i came in second. rightfully so because she's such a beautiful lady and wonderful singer. everything happened for us, pearl bailey saw me and put me in her show in greenwich village and bob hope got a big kick out of me and changed my name to tony bennett sneet you're a national treasure. >> thank you very much, sir
good housekeeping magazine calls it a like an ordinary soc ball. >> that's right. it really does look like a regular old soccer ball. but it's more than that. it's a power source for small electronic devices. something that the developing world as you know, desperately needs. two harvard grads, jessica matthews and julia silverman
came up with the socket. you're holding the socket. >> i am. >> nice to see you guys. >> nice to see you. thank you for having us. >> first you think harvard and brainiacs. which of course you are that. what's fascinating to me about this story, you decided to take a class not for engineering majors. you went in the class and you did what? you thought what? >> well, we both had the background in kind of developing contacts and -- jessica is nigerian. we had not the technical expertise to draw on but our stories. we took stories from the village. everybody had this strong love of soccer. but almost nobody has consistent access to electricity. >> i mean, the class was basically art science, using that to effect change. we didn't have the science side but we understood the art. we knew there was a beauty in play. that that happiness was something that we should try to harness and amplify.
>> how does it work? imt think it's simple. it's off high school fiscal eex. harnesses kinetic nrm. inside the ball there's a gyroscope that's rolling as the ball is also rolling. then it harnesses that kinetic energy that's generated during play, stores it in a battery. then you can plug appliances into it. >> we brought one of our lights today and you turn it on. >> isn't that cool. >> say you bounce it around 15 minutes. you could have a light for how long to read by? >> it depends for who is playing. usually 30 minutes of play, gives you three hours of led light with our mass produced led lights. >> go ahead. >> the smaller ones. >> i'm doing show and tell. >> this is actually a model. we have to have a new model coming out. we're releasing it in june. that's the one that's going to be that much more energy
efficient. will be able to power your cell phone and iphone. >> which is huge. one of the things that struck me when i was in kenya at a refugee camp. everybody has a cell phone. you don't have electricity if nothing else. but everybody has a cell phone. >> i had to update my cell phone because my cousins were laughing at me. they're in nigeria. they're like, wow, that's your phone. >> is it expensive? >> funny enough, our new version is going to be one-third the cost of what people are normally spending on one kerosene lamp over the year. it's cost effective for the end user and definitely unbelievably cost effective for what you pay for a soccer ball. >> give me a number, jessica. how much is that? >> a family for kerosene, which is the alternative to electricity for many people around the world, they can spend 10 to 30% of their annual income just on kerosene. again, that's not very long. we don't have an exact number yet for what we're offering the ball for wholesale and
eventually later this year, to everyone in any community. but it is going to be about the same price as a mid to high end soccer ball. >> do you know sarah blakely? >> yeah. met her in the green room. i told her during the early proto tie typing, tightening in materials that were revolved. there are a few prototypes. >> this is someone who does good and entrepreneurial idea as well. like spanx. >> there is no reason why you can't do it. >> where is the ball actually being -- you can buy them on your webb site. $60 buy a ball and sent somewhere else. where are those places it's being used? >> in central america and africa primarily right now. we don't have any geographical bias. that's where we have funding. we're always looking for supporters. we're in mexico, el salvador, south africa, heading to haiti
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a two-alarm fire is still burning at an apartment building good morning. everybody. it's 8:55. i'm frank mallicoat, get you caught up with some of the bay area headlines now. a two-alarm fire still burning at an apartment building this is in berkeley. starting around 4:00 this morning. now the roof of that three- story building has collapsed. and that has made it very difficult for firefighters to gain access to some of the hotspots inside. fortunately, all of the residents did get out safely, nobody was hurt, including a number of students. the building on dwight way, which is now likely to be closed all day between fulton and ellsworth street, so take note. more tires slashed in palo alto. police received four new reports of damage on monday and three of the cars affected were on east meadow drive. that's the same area where more than 50 cars had tires slashed
early sunday morning. no suspects. police are asking for help in leads. forecast getting warmer let's find out how warm with lawrence. take it away. >> thank goodness, a chilly start to the day around the bay area. temperatures beginning to warm you outside. high pressure sitting overhead. clear skies all the way to the coastline right now. these next couple of days will be something else here in the bay area. enjoy it. we have some major changes coming our way. but that ridge continues sitting overhead clearing out your skies today and the next couple of days. but after that, things change. we are expecting highs as high as 73 degrees in santa rosa. about 71 in livermore. 60s out toward the immediate coastline. i think tomorrow almost a carbon copy. you will start out chilly early on but by the afternoon again looking at 60s and 70s. the sea breeze kicks back in on saturday. and then late in the day on sunday, a storm system drops into the bay area bringing with it a chance of showers. that could open the door to more storms coming our way next week. all right. we are going to check out your "timesaver traffic" next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,